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UPDATE2: Another house fire on Short Tail Springs Road

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OOLTEWAH, HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB)-- It was a busy day for firefighters in the Tennessee Valley.

The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire on Short Tail Springs Road Saturday afternoon after several neighbors and motorists reported it to 911.

When firefighters arrived,  the home was fully engulfed.

Firefighters conducted a "defensive attack" to keep the fire from spreading to the dry terrain and surrounding structures.

Steve Ross, the homeowner, was not home at the time.

According to Highway 58 VFD Battalion Chief, Darren Brandon, the house is a total loss. The damage amount is undetermined at this time.

An arson investigator has been called to the scene.

Fire officials say the afternoon rain helped with the heat conditions fire fighters faced.

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